The Lady of the Lake

The Lady of the Lake

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Excerpt: ...Let babes and women wail the dead." Then weapon-clang and martial call Resounded through the funeral hall, Pg 139 While from the walls the attendant band 445 Snatched sword and targe, with hurried hand; And short and flitting energy Glanced from the mourner's sunken eye, As if the sounds to warrior dear, Might rouse her Duncan from his bier. 450 But faded soon that borrowed force; Grief claimed his right, and tears their course. XIX Benledi saw the Cross of Fire; It glanced like lightning up Strath-Ire. O'er dale and hill the summons flew, 455 Nor rest nor pause young Angus knew; The tear that gathered in his eye He left the mountain breeze to dry; Until, where Teith's young waters roll Betwixt him and a wooded knoll 460 That graced the sable strath with green, The chapel of St. Bride was seen.note Swoln was the stream, remote the bridge, But Angus paused not on the edge; Though the dark waves danced dizzily, 465 Though reeled his sympathetic eye, He dashed amid the torrent's roar. His right hand high the crosslet bore, His left the pole-ax grasped, to guidenote And stay his footing in the tide. 470 He stumbled twiceshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236731719
  • 9781236731715